Ilmatar’s wind farm project in Hamina significantly expanded
Ilmatar Windpower Plc’s wind farm project Neuvoton, located in Hamina, Finland, has been expanded to the area of the City of Kotka, and from around 20 wind turbines to 40 turbines. The new name of the project is the Mäyränmäki wind farm project.
Ilmatar has so far entered into land lease agreements for 113 estates in the area. The size of the entire area is around 2,650 hectares, of which around 1,600 hectares are located in the City of Hamina and 1,050 hectares in the City of Kotka. The area is marked as a site for a large wind farm in the Kymenlaakso regional area plan. The combined nominal capacity of the turbines planned in the area is 120−240 MW.
Ilmatar has initiated the environmental impact assessment and the partial master plan processes in the autumn of 2012. The environmental impact assessment program is currently on display e.g. on the websites of Ilmatar and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Southeast Finland. Power production in the wind farm is estimated to start during the second half of 2014.
"Land ownership in the Mäyränmäki project area is exceptionally scattered, and the number of land owners involved is unusually high. Due to the land ownership structure, Ilmatar implemented a completely new land lease agreement model in the project area that is fair to all land owners involved,” says Ilmatar’s COO Mikko Toivanen.
Ilmatar Windpower Plc, COO Mikko Toivanen, tel. +358 500 595 471
Ilmatar is a Finnish wind power company aiming at building a combined nominal wind power capacity of 300 MW in Finland by the end of 2015. Such amount of capacity corresponds to wind power capacity generated by approximately 100 wind turbines with a typical capacity of 3 MW each. Ilmatar’s wind farm projects currently under development are located in Raasepori, Luhanka, Hartola, Jämsä, Saarijärvi Alajärvi and Somero as well as Hamina and Kotka, and will add up to an estimated capacity of approximately 300 MW. In addition, Ilmatar is exploring several other possible locations for new wind farms around Finland.